Great moments in delusion

I’m tempted to create a new category to track blog posts that have little to no connection with the state of affairs we normal folks refer to as “reality”.

Like this one, ‘fer instance.  There’s so much WTF in those five points he sets forth there, it makes my jaw hurt.  And that he’s got a plurality of poll voters standing with him makes it even better.

Ah, what the hell… consider it done.

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31 responses to “Great moments in delusion

  1. waynebradley

    I had to read number 3 twice. CPF set high standards of character? And, number 4, he would comfortable in a “subordinate” position? That post is a great example of post-modernist revisionist history.

  2. Robby

    Wow, JUST WOW!! This is far past delusional to non-nonsensical:

    3. The off-field direction of the program is in line with what CPF always claimed to be his goal. On-field success be damned, I think we can all agree that Dooley is managing the character of his players in a direction consistent with high values and building successful young men. This is something Fulmer historically prided himself on and could get behind.

    • Go Dawgs!

      I never heard Phil Fulmer profess that he wanted this players curb-stomping off duty police officers in bars while remaining on the team or becoming locker room cancers without fear of reprisal, but it really wouldn’t surprise me. Brandon Bray and Da’Rick Rogers are shining examples of what successful Tennessee men should be, there’s no doubt.

  3. Joe

    Here’s one possibly better just today:

    By Jonah Goldberg

    Regardless of your ideology, all decent intelligent people can agree that there are some sanctimonious idiots loitering in the comment sections of websites. Who deserves that characterization and who doesn’t is often open to debate. But, sometimes, there’s no reason to debate the issue at all.

    Over at The Atlantic there’s a piece on the problems with the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. The subject’s been much discussed, of course. But one reader thinks its biggest failing hasn’t been discussed enough. Here’s the first comment on the piece from a user named “nicholas1987″:

    Or maybe because it’s at a mall? You seem to gloss right over that. The memorial is a disgusting corporate perversion of MLK’s legacy and twisting it into a ploy to draw people to a mall.

    This drew a response from another commenter (Zinger1905) who showed remarkable restraint when he told Nicholas1987:

    The National Mall is not a shopping mall, it’s a wide-open green space.

    • aristoggle

      Reminds me of the story a buddy of mine tells for true.

      He was on Sen. Sam Nunn’s (should I make that SSN in accordance with interwebs protocol?) staff when we invaded Panama City, Panama, to get Noriega. He swears that he got a call from a constituent asking if it was safe to go to Panama City Beach for the weekend.

      • Russ

        I can top that. When the Mars Rover landed on, uh, Mars back in 1997, the esteemed Sheila Jackson Lee from Houston was at the Jet Propulsion Lab trying to pick up some NASA votes. She reportedly asked the engineers guiding the rover if they could see the spot where Neil Armstrong landed. Not sure who told her that would be the moon.

        • Gravidy

          That is one of my all-time favorite examples of the sort of powerful intellectuals we send to Washington DC.

            • Dog in Fla

              Hey, Manhattan hasn’t capsized yet but it’s at the top of the list. Guam’s second. We’ve already lost Atlantis.

              • ScooBoo

                Ha Ha…..leave it you to cover for that idiot. Hey, at least you are consistent. I have heard that George Soros pays good money for shills like you, if you haven’t already taken him up on the offer.

                • Puffdawg

                  DiF is already on the paroll for Lanny Davis, depending upon your definition of “is.”
                  ;)

                • Dog in Fla

                  Try to help a sick guy learn cartography and geology and this is the thanks you get? I do however appreciate the shout out about George. He met his biggest challenge by getting away from the Nazis.

                  • Macallanlover

                    And now he is dedicated to bringing this country down, and I mean seriously dedicated. The guy is a scumbag and any attempt to put him on a pedestal is disgusting. It is amazing what is tolerable by Leftists for one of their Komrades….reminds me of TN fans defending Junior while he was tearing down their traditions, or defending the cop stomp by Duh Rick and pals.

                    • Dog in Fla

                      Gee! Soros better watch out. If one of the Usual Suspects steals the election, and that’s always a probability with all voter-suppression laws recently enacted by the Republican state legislatures, top priority for The Department of Fatherland Security will be to capture, rendition and waterboard him until he becomes a Patriot. The he can be just like his torturers. But he may be hard to catch. He already outwitted the Nazis once.

  4. Doug

    Wow. Large parts of that read like satire, and yet the whole thing was just too achingly sincere to be a joke.

    Hiring Fulmer back onto the staff would be like Auburn bringing Tuberville back as D-coordinator to replace Ted Roof. The question wouldn’t be if there’d be a gigantic mutiny/meltdown, but when.

    • Zdawg

      You beat me to it Doug with the point about Tubs to Auburn. The post did provide a good laugh this morning. Hey, maybe Donnan is available for OC? I’m sure Bobo wouldn’t mind stepping down to coach quarterbacks and hell, who DOESN’T like the tunnel screen???

  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    Must be the off-season Senator. Two guys, neither of whom have any impact on the decision, arguing about schedules, now this.

    Where’s an alley-arrest when you need one?

  6. ScooBoo

    It sounds like they are trying to get the band back together. That’s Crazy Talk indeed.

  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    For that matter, why don’t they bring back Johnny Majors? They got rid of him as poorly as Fulmer.

    • Russ

      Dooley should bring back both Fulmer and Majors. The entertainment value would be through the roof!

    • Cojones

      Nah, you don’t need them. Depravity at UT is low enough.

      After the Sun Bowl in the early 80s, I was in an upbeat El Paso sports bar/ restaurant with my children. A good looking, but brain dead chick decided to play Ms Mom and join us. Couldn’t persuade her to bug off even when I told her we were headed straight to Chihuahua and on to Canyon de Cobre. We were rescued by Johnny Majors asking to and joining us (thought it was because our UGA insignia was the only evidence of SEC in the place). We did a couple of perfunctory “Remember When”s before he graciously began hitting on the chick who had no idea who he was. I slid out with the kids almost unnoticed. It was the biggest dump of my life since I was constipated for 4 days. And I have Majors and his shining character to thank. As far as he knew, we were together and he was snaking her away.

  8. X-Dawg

    I went cross-eyed reading that!

  9. Mayor of Dawgtown

    The only thing the guy wrote that made any sense was an acknowledgement that it was a big screw-up to let go of John Chavis as DC.

  10. Coondawg

    I can just picture Fulmer sitting in his Hillbilly Dungeon in an old torn recliner with a cat in his lap laughing with his pinky (with his champeenchip ring on it) tucked in the corner of his mouth.

  11. Chuck

    “An excellent recruiter…who couldn’t evaluate talent.”

    Hey, just in this moment I have reversed field faster than Barry Sanders. I was all set to go with something viciously snarky, but this could really be true and a problem. You may have guys who are excellent closers in the living room with Mama, but they’re just in the wrong living rooms with the wrong Mamas. I suppose it’s possible to be able to sell ice to eskimos but not know a damn thing about ice.

    Maybe some stat and film-geek who can pick out the right guys wedded to a great closer is the way to go in recruiting.

  12. Skeeter

    Have scientists identified what it is about the color orange that causes this inability to discern reality from fantasy?

    • Cojones

      Now they have a fantasy orange dog as a mascot. Wonder if he goes on recruiting trips? That dog could become the traveling Christmas Gnome of the South.